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Meet Belfast's young climate change protesters

16 hours 44 min ago
Young people all over the world are walking out of school in protest of climate change - and Belfast is no different.

Everest: Three more die amid overcrowding near summit

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:28
Seven have died climbing the world's highest peak in a week - more than for the whole of last year.

School strike for climate: Protests staged around the world

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:12
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.

'Sabotaged' tanker in Gulf of Oman leaked oil

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:52
A satellite spotted an oil slick trailing from a tanker mysteriously attacked off the UAE on 12 May.

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:52
A Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:44
The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 00:30
You sent us thousands of questions about climate change. Here are some answers to the most common.

The man who made Einstein world-famous

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 23:30
UK astronomer Arthur Eddington proved the German-born physicist's theory of relativity in May 1919.

How the microscope became a million dollar idea

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 23:07
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microscope became a million dollar idea.

'Unique' Iron Age shield discovered in Leicestershire

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:26
The British Museum, which will store the shield, described it as a "absolutely phenomenal object".

Letter makes plea to rich over climate

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:02
Scientists' letter urges wealthy to help fight “ecological catastrophe”.

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 21:31
Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of a rise in ozone-destroying chemicals.

Plastic straws: Which companies are banning them?

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:23
A guide to the shops, restaurants and businesses that are moving to ban plastic straws.

Straws: UK government to bring in new controls on plastic

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:10
In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on plastic next year.

The effects of air pollution on human health

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:34
People with lung conditions describe the impact air pollution has on their health.

Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:41
Under the new law, people can choose to have their body turned into soil after their death.

Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars 'talk' to avoid jams

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:14
Researchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35%.

How a new diet for gassy cows is helping the environment

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 23:09
Colombian farmers are piloting a way of raising cows that's better for the environment.

Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 22:17
Researchers say sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double current predictions.

Is there a problem with salmon farming?

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:10
Marine biologist and diver David Ainsley is concerned about the effect fish farms have on marine life.